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Shuvankar Ghosh

Email: shubho@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-9169
Fax: 706-542-2388
Office: Geography-Geology Building, Room 313
Website

Research Interests

Remote Sensing of Vegetation, Landscape Ecology, Land Use and Habitat Dynamics, Ecology of Wetlands, Carbon Sequestration, Niche Modeling, Plant-Animal Interactions

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Education

  • B.S. (2005), University of Calcutta Zoology
  • M.S. (2007), Deemed University Forest Research Institute Environment Management

Research Projects

Developing a Cyanobacteria Detection Tool for Georgia Inland Waters Using NASA Landsat OLI Data for Water Quality Protection and Restoration (Phase II), NASA Develop National Program, University of Georgia, GA (September 2014 – November 2014)

Developing a Cyanobacteria Detection Tool for Georgia Inland Waters Using NASA Landsat OLI Data for Water Quality Protection and Restoration (Phase I), NASA Develop National Program, University of Georgia, GA (June 2014 – August 2014)

Remote Estimation of Salt Marsh Biophysical Parameters in the Georgia Coast (Phase – II): Assessing Siite Specific Salt Marsh Physiological Health, NASA Develop National Program, University of Georgia, GA (September 2013 – November 2013)

Remote Estimation of Salt Marsh Biophysical Parameters in the Georgia Coast (Phase – I): Model Calibration and Validation using NASA Sensors to Improve Monitoring and Restoration Efforts by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, NASA Develop National Program, University of Georgia, GA (June 2013 – August 2013)

A MODIS Based Decision Support Tool for Gulf Coast Salt Marsh Conservation and Restoration, Department of Geoscience, Mississippi State University, MS (2010 - 2012) and Department of Geography, University of Georgia, GA (2012 – present)

Quantifying the Impact of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on the Health and Productivity of Louisiana Salt Marshes, Department of Geoscience, Mississippi State University, MS (2010 - 2012)

Eco-Informatics for Conservation & Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in India, at the Centre for Eco-Informatics, Ashoka Trust for Research for Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore, India, (2007 – 2009)

Development of the India Biodiversity Portal and Eco-Informatics Portal, at the Centre for Eco-Informatics, Ashoka Trust for Research for Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore, India, (2007 – 2009)

Vegetation Community Structure & Ungulate Habitat Usage in Gir forest of Gujarat, as Thesis work, from Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India, for partial fulfillment of the degree of M.Sc. in Environment Management (2007)

Of Note

Vice President, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, UGA Student Chapter (2014 - current)

Student Director, Remote Sensing Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers (2014 - current)

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Geography, University of Georgia (2014)

Member Consultant, NASA Develop National Program, University of Georgia (2013 – current)

Team Leader, NASA Develop National Program, University of Georgia (Fall 2013)

Selected Publications

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Ghosh, S., Mishra, D. R., and Gitelson, A. A. Long Term Monitoring of Biophysical Characteristics of Tidal Wetlands in the Northern Gulf of Mexico using MODIS (in review)

Mishra, D. and Ghosh, S. (2013) Moderate resolution satellite data for mapping salt marshes, SPIE Newsroom, doi -10.1117/2.1201304.004800

Mishra, D. R., Cho, H. J., Ghosh, S., Fox, A. A., Downs, C., Merani, P. B. T., Kirui, P., Jackson, N. and Mishra, S. (2011), Post-spill state of the marsh: Remote estimation of the ecological impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Louisiana Salt Marshes, Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 118, pg. 176 – 185.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Mishra, D. R., and Ghosh, S. (2015). Using moderate resolution satellite sensors for monitoring the biophysical parameters and phenology of tidal wetlands. In: Ralph Tiner, Victor Klemas, and Megan Land (eds.) Advances in Wetland Mapping, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pg. 283 – 314.

Mishra, D. R., Ghosh, S., Hladik, C., O’Connell, J. L., and Cho, H. J. (2015) Wetland mapping methods and techniques using multi-sensor, multi-resolution remote sensing: Successes and Challenges. In: Prasad S. Thenkabail (ed.) Remote Sensing Handbook, Vol. III, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (in press).

SEMINARS / PRESENTATIONS / POSTER CONTRIBUTIONS

Ghosh, S., and Mishra, D. (2015) Performance evaluation of different noise correction techniques on MODIS derived salt marsh phenology of Georgia, Imaging & Geospatial Technology Forum, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference, May 4 – 8.

Ghosh, S., and Mishra, D. (2015) A comparative evaluation of established noise correction techniques on MODIS derived salt marsh phenology, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 21 – 25.

Haskett, D., Astuti, I. S., Bartelme, B, Ghosh, S., Page, B., Remillard, C., and Simpson, S. Developing a Cyanobacteria Detection Tool Using NASA LANDSAT-8 OLI Data for Water Quality Protection and Restoration, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 21 – 25.

Ghosh, S., Bartelme, B, Astuti, I. S., Benyshek, E., Haskett, D., He, J., Page, B., Wilde, S., and Deepak Mishra, D. (2014) Developing a Cyanobacteria Detection Tool for Georgia Inland Waters using NASA Landsat 8 OLI Data for Water Quality Protection and Restoration, South Eastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, November 23 – 25.

White, J. A., Padgett-Vasquez, S., Ghosh, S., Baruch, A., Chen, N., Mote, J., and Mishra, D. (2014) Remote Estimation of Salt Marsh Biophysical Parameters in the Georgia Coast: Model Cal/Val using NASA Sensors to Improve Monitoring and Restoration Efforts by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 8 – 12.

Ghosh, S. and Mishra, D. (2014) Phenological analysis of salt marsh habitats of Northern Gulf of Mexico using MODIS data, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 8 – 12.

He, J., Ghosh, S., Padgett-Vasquez, S., Chen, N., White, J. A., Baruch, A., and Mishra, D. (2014) Remote Estimation of Salt Marsh Biophysical Parameters in the Georgia Coast: Assessing Site Specific Salt Marsh Physiological Health, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 8 – 12.

Ghosh, S., Padgett-Vasquez, S., White, J. A., He, J., Chen, N., Kumar, P., and Mishra, D. (2014) Utilizing NASA EOS to Evaluate Site-Specific Salt Marsh Phenology in Order to Improve Monitoring and Restoration Efforts by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference, March 24 – 27.

Ghosh, S., Mishra, D., and Cho, H. J. (2013) Monitoring the Response and Recovery of the Salt Marsh Biophysical Characteristics after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 9 – 13.

Guthrie, C. L., McNeal, K. S., Mishra, D. R., Blakeney, G. A., Ghosh, S., and Downs, C. G. (2012) Temporal Salt Marsh Sediment Response to the Deep Water Horizon BP Oil Spill at Marsh Point, MS, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 4 – 7.

Mishra, D., Cho, H. J., Ghosh, S., Downs, C., Fox, A. A., McKibben, A. (2012) Impact of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on the health and productivity of Louisiana Salt Marshes, 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, July 14 - 22.

Ghosh, S., Mishra, D., Gitelson, A, Reed, D. J. and Downs, C. (2012) Remote estimation of Gulf Coast Salt marsh biophysical parameters, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, February 24 – 28.

Ghosh, S., Mishra, D., Cho, H. J., Fox, A. A., Downs, C., Merani, P. B. T., Kirui, P. and Jackson, N. (2011) Impact of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on the Health and Productivity of Louisiana Salt Marshes: Preliminary Results, Northern Gulf Institute Annual Conference, May 17 – 19.

Downs, C., Ghosh, S. and Mishra, D. (2011) Using Proximal Sensing to Monitor the Oil Spill Impact on Wetlands across Gulf States, Northern Gulf Institute Annual Conference, May 17 – 19.

Mishra, D., Cho, H. J., Ghosh, S., Fox, A. A., Downs, C., Merani, P. B. T., Kirui, P. and Jackson, N. (2011) Impact of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on the Health and Productivity of Louisiana Salt Marshes, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 12 – 16.

Jackson, N., Kirui, P., Ghosh, S., Cho, H. J. and Mishra, D. (2010), Quantifying the Impact of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Salt Marshes, Alabama Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium, December 1 – 2.

Prabhakar, R., Kiran, M. C., Niphadkar, M., Lele, N., Rashmi M. K., Ravindranath, R., Mehta, B. S. and Ghosh, S. (2009), A map-based portal for aggregating user contributed content on biodiversity informatics, e-Biosphere ‘09: The International Conference on Biodiversity Informatics, London, June 1 – 3.

TECHNICAL REPORTS / MANUALS

Bartelme, B., Astuti, I., Benyshek, E., Ghosh, G., Haskett, D., He, J., and Page, B. (2014) Developing a Cyanobacteria Detection Tool for Georgia Inland Waters Using NASA Landsat 8 OLI Data for Water Quality Protection and Restoration, submitted to NASA Develop National Program, Summer 2014.

Ghosh, S., He, J., Chen, N., Kumar, P., Padgett–Vasquez, S., and Mishra, D. (2013) Remote Estimation of Salt Marsh Biophysical Parameters in the Georgia Coast: Assessing site specific salt marsh physiological health, submitted to NASA Develop National Program, Fall 2013.

Padgett–Vasquez, S., Ghosh, S., White, J. A., Baruch, A., Chen, N., Mote, J., and Mishra, D. (2013) Remote Estimation of Salt Marsh Biophysical Parameters in the Georgia Coast: Model Cal/Val using NASA Sensors to Improve Monitoring and Restoration Efforts by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, submitted to NASA Develop National Program, Summer 2013.

Mishra, D. R., H. J. Cho, and Ghosh, S. (2013). Final Report: RAPID: Quantifying the Impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Health and Productivity of Louisiana Salt Marshes, NSF DEB Grant#1265224.

Mishra, D. R., Ghosh, S., Reed, D. J., Del Rio, R. and Gitelson, A. A. (2012). A Step By Step Guidance Manual for Mapping Salt Marsh Biophysical Parameters from MODIS Surface Reflectance Data, submitted to NASA Applied Sciences Program.